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Post 16

"We were so impressed by the professionalism and vast knowledge of the staff, and would like you to pass on our thanks to the two actors that took us through our paces....They both made the day so interesting for the students, and staff, and I’m sure this has helped them with their understanding of Othello, and future exams. We will certainly be booking again in the future."

Kim Kenward
Gravesend Grammar School

  • Education/Post16

We offer a choice of three Lively Action workshops for students over the age of 16.


Workshop: Playing the Globe

A 90 minute session led by one of our Practitioners, including:

    •    A half hour guided visit to the theatre.
    •    A one hour workshop based on any Shakespeare play of your choice.

A practical introduction to performance conditions at the Globe, this session explores the theatre space and its influence on playing style and language. This workshop can be used to support work in Theatre Studies and English Literature, focusing on:

- The relationship between text and performance
- How theatre is affected by cultural and social influences
- How language and form shape meaning

October to April
Monday to Friday:
10.30-12:00, 12.30-14:00 or 14:00-15:30

May to September
Monday to Friday:
10.30-12:00, 11.30-13:00 or 12.30-14:00

KS5 FeeS

£9 per student  - minimum charge of £165
Teachers free.

This can be combined with a visit to the Exhibition for an additional £4.50 per student (Minimum fee £165 for the workshop plus £4.50 per student). We can accommodate up to 4 classes of 30 students at one time slot, subject to availability.


£10 per student  - minimum charge of £180
Teachers free.


To book a Post 16 Lively Action workshop, please complete the online form.


Workshop: A-Level / Bespoke Study Days

  • An introductory lecture exploring the historical and social context of the Globe playhouse.
  • A guided visit to the Globe Theatre.
  • A visit to the Exhibition.
  • A 90 minute practical workshop exploring your choice of play in relation to the playhouse for which it was written.

Designed to suit the specific needs of your group, Study Days can be linked to classroom work on Shakespeare’s plays to explore relationships between language and structure and the influence of culture, text and historical period on performance.

Year round
Monday to Friday: 11:00 – 15:30


Lecture, Tour, Workshop and Exhibition: £20 per student
Minimum charge of £310
 plus £4.50 Exhibition entry per student (for groups less than 19 students) 


To book a Post 16 Lively Action workshop, please complete the online form.


An introductory lecture on the relationship between architecture, actor and audience.
    •    How did playing conditions in the original Globe influence scripts written for it?
    •    References can be made to plays that groups are seeing or studying.
    •    The 90-minute session includes a guided visit to the Globe Theatre.

Year round
Monday to Friday: 10.00-11.30, 11.00-12.30 or 12.00-13.30

KS5 FeeS

£9 per student  
£165 minimum charge  
Teachers free.


£10 per student  
£180 minimum charge  
Teachers free.


To book a Post 16 Lively Action workshop, please complete the online form.


Include the Exhibition or a Live Demonstration in your visit? Based under the Globe Theatre, our engaging and informative Exhibition explores the life of Shakespeare, the London where he lived, and the theatre for which he wrote.

Live demonstrations are offered in the Exhibition which cover Shakespeare’s use of stage-fighting, Elizabethan clothing, and printing on a traditional pressFor information on restrictions on numbers and timings for these demonstrations please see the ‘Booking Lively Action' page.